Times are tough for those that don’t have a job. There just aren’t many opportunities out there for a lot of folks. According to Tech Net, application software development has created 466,000 jobs in the United States since 2007.
Real Software announced an interesting program called the Apps for Income Program that will give away 20,000 licenses of Real Studio to anyone that is unemployed. The only requirement is proof of unemployment from the state you live in.
If you get accepted into the program you get a Personal Edition license for Real Studio and that’s enough to get you started. Real Studio is a software development environment that lets you create desktop applications for Mac, Windows, and Linux using one code base (Note: Personal Edition will only let you compile for the operating system the IDE is running in).
Software development isn’t simple and it isn’t something you learn overnight if you don’t have any experience. It takes some hard work and dedication to learn how to create high quality applications. The documentation and example programs that come with Real Studio are good for a vast majority of new users and there are a number of resources out there to help you learn Real Studio. Some people learn differently, however, and there are resources available to those too.
BKeeney Software Inc. has been Real Studio consultants and trainers for the over a decade creating internal and commercial applications for clients all over the world and of all sizes. Real Studio creates native applications suitable for Fortune 100 clients, the business next door, and for resale everywhere including the Mac App Store. We offer onsite training on how to get going with Real Studio.
We also offer over 36 hours of Real Studio training videos to subscribers via video streaming from our website. These videos allow the user to see how someone with over a decade of Real Studio experience creates and debugs applications from the ground up. In addition to the video, most sessions have a project file complete with source code that they can use in their own applications.
The training area is written entirely in Real Studio’s Web Edition that makes web applications that can be served from Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. The Web Edition training web app has served up thousands of minutes of video since it went live in the Fall of 2011.
You can find more information about the BKeeney Software Real Studio training program at http://www.bkeeney.com/realbasic-training-section
You can find more information about the Apps for Income program at http://realsoftware.com/company/news/2012/appsforincome.php